Ahh... The Name Is Bootsy, Baby!

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Ahh...The Name Is Bootsy, Baby!
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Studio album by Bootsy's Rubber Band
Released January 14, 1977
Recorded 1976
Genre Funk
Length 38:59
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Bootsy Collins, George Clinton
Bootsy's Rubber Band chronology
Stretchin' Out in Bootsy's Rubber Band
(1976)
Ahh... The Name Is Bootsy, Baby!
(1977)
Bootsy? Player of the Year
(1978)

Ahh...The Name Is Bootsy, Baby! is a funk album by Bootsy's Rubber Band, released on January 14, 1977. It reached number one on Billboard magazine's Top R&B/Soul albums chart, the first P-Funk release to achieve this goal. The album was produced by George Clinton and William "Bootsy" Collins and arranged by Bootsy and Casper (names William Collins uses to refer to his various roles [1]).

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau B+[3]
Rolling Stone favorable[4]
Warr.org 5/5 stars[5]

Bootsy's second album is widely considered his best: the Motherpage gives it five-star ratings. Similar to most of Bootsy's other work, it is divided between dance tracks and slow jams. The song "The Pinocchio Theory" inspired the George Clinton creation Sir Nose D'voidoffunk (see P-Funk mythology: the song says if you fake the funk, your nose will grow, and Sir Nose fakes the funk).

The title track was inspiration for Eazy-E's 1988 track We Want Eazy, with Bootsy making a cameo appearance in the song's musical video.

Track listing[edit]

Side I / El Uno – A Friendly Boo
  1. "Ahh...the Name is Bootsy, Baby" (William Collins, George Clinton, Maceo Parker) – (6:52)
  2. "The Pinocchio Theory" (William Collins, George Clinton) – (6:08) (released as a single-Warner Bros. 8328)
  3. "Rubber Duckie" (William Collins, George Clinton, Garry Shider) – (3:18) (released as the b-side to "The Pinocchio Theory")
  4. "Preview Side Too" (William Collins, George Clinton, Gary Cooper) – (0:56)
Side II / Un Dos – Geepieland Music
  1. "What's a Telephone Bill?" (William Collins, George Clinton, Gary Cooper) – (5:58)
  2. "Munchies for Your Love" (William Collins, George Clinton, Gary Cooper, Garry Shider) – (9:39)
  3. "Can't Stay Away" (William Collins, George Clinton) – (5:28) (released as a single-Warner Bros. 8403)
  4. "Reprise: We Want Bootsy" (William Collins, George Clinton, Maceo Parker) – (0:20)

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Year Album Chart positions[6]
US US
R&B
1977 Ahh... The Name Is Bootsy, Baby! 16 1

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[7]
US US
R&B
US
Dance
1977 "The Pinocchio Theory" 6
"Can't Stay Away" 19

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ New Funk Times' Collins interview
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ "Robert Christgau review". Robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 2011-11-12. 
  4. ^ Rolling Stone review Archived July 14, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "http://www.warr.org/ Warr.org review". Warr.org. Retrieved 2011-11-12.  External link in |title= (help)
  6. ^ "Bootsy's Rubber Band US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-07-13. 
  7. ^ "Bootsy's Rubber Band US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-07-13. 

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